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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, citrus, light tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light lime. Light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuelvolts (2) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Fantastic for an imperial lager. Above Average for an IPA. Really like this style, and Boston Beer did a great job. Needs about 1% ABV more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (864) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Honey gold color. Floral aroma. Flavor has floral and grapefruit notes. Definitely lacks the depth of an ale but pleasant flavor and highly drinkable. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1482) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2013
For a low ABV ipa impressive. For a lager very impressive. Actually probably one of the best Sam Adams beers I’ve had. Very nice balance nice mouthfeel good flavor. The ABV is what makes this impressive. And the price... maybe finally my session beer of choice... and Sam Adams won?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1347) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Spicy big luscious berry fruit aroma. Red amber colour decent head and sheet lacing. Big spice fruit hop flavour. Big spicy herbal veg fruit finish and herbal floral aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1497) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Herbal hop spice aroma. Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt hop spice herbal flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (199) - MEXICO - DEC 14, 2013
Very bitter in the begging. Then it fades away and gets boring and malty. Almost corny. It’s pretending b to be and ipa, but tastes more like a fancy lager. Good Amber color. Weak alcoholic finish. Some fruits too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at a party. Poured pale amber with min white head. Aroma of light resin and malt. Med bod and carb. Taste is bitter that lasts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
This was kind of like an IPA with a giant splash of grapefruit. There was hardly any bitterness and it was very smooth. I would go for this again if I was looking for a lighter taste, yet something that still had character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2127) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
Very pleasant floral aroma. This is an interesting release from Sam Adams. It smells like an IPA but tastes like a bold lager mixed with an APA. Fresh grain flavor blended with hop bitterness. Solid brew.


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